(Filed Under retail Lingerie News). Limited Brands has confirmed that it is investigating claims that child workers are harvesting the fair trade cotton used to manufacture Victoria’s Secret intimate apparel.
A report by Bloomberg Markets alleged that boys and girls as young as 10 were working in cotton fields in Burkina Faso. Bloomberg reporters claim the children work for free and are mistreated by their employers and families.
"Our standards specifically prohibit child labor," stated Tammy Roberts Myers, vice president of external communications for Limited Brands. "We are vigorously engaging with stakeholders to fully investigate the matter."
Victoria’s Secret began marketing and selling fair trade organic cotton underwear in 2009.
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